Education & Events

PM session: Chairing skills

Saturday April 27, 2024
1:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Oakham House
55 Gould Street, Toronto M5B 1E9 (map)

This is one of two afternoon session options for the 2024 Spring Education In-Person Event on Saturday, April 27, 2024. The other option in this time slot is How to approach diversity, equity, and inclusion in your housing co-op. The morning options are Planning community engagement in your housing co-op and Tips and tools for managing conflict in your co-op.

Workshop leader: Mary Ann Hannant

Fee: Registration for the full-day workshop is $130 each for the first two participants. Any additional people who register from your co-op will receive a discounted rate of $65.

The fee covers a choice of two workshops (one morning session and one afternoon session), as well as pastries and coffee or tea in the morning, two breaks and a hot lunch.

We have very limited space for this event and we expect it to sell out. Register today!


Chairing is a special skill that involves more than following rules of order. It requires training and practice in building consensus, ensuring that all the opinions get heard, knowing when and how to push for a decision and when to seek more information. The chair also needs members to do their part by staying on topic, listening carefully and treating others with respect. This workshop will review:

  • the role of the chair,
  • some chairing techniques, and
  • simplified rules of order.

No scents is good sense! CHFT has a no scents policy. Due to allergies, asthma and chemical sensitivities, we ask that no perfume, cologne, or scented products be worn to in-person events.